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US senator calls for release of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López

Democrat Robert Menéndez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made an appeal to the international community on Wednesday to condemn the incarceration of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López,...

Venezuela's Leopoldo Lopez eggs on protesters from jail

Venezuela's jailed protest leader urged supporters on Friday to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence that has killed six people and rocked the OPEC member nation. "I'm fine. I ask...

The face of Venezuela's opposition

When Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities this week, he did it on his terms -- and not before climbing onto a statue of a Cuban national hero to...

‘Volcano of Energy’ Lopez Who Rode Shot Car Roils Venezuela

What stuck most in Timothy Towell’s memory was the car. When the former U.S. diplomat met with Leopoldo Lopez in September 2006, the Venezuelan opposition leader showed up in an...

Opposition leader in Venezuela is Kenyon alumnus

Members of the Kenyon College community watched news of Venezuela’s political unrest with concern this week as one of their alumni was arrested on a warrant accusing him of instigating...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Unrest in Venezuela and the Jailing of Leopoldo Lopez

Washington, D.C. —In December 2011, former Chacao Mayor Leopoldo Lopez participated in CAP’s Global Progress Summit at the United Nations and Century Foundation. Today, in response to the unrest in Venezuela,...

Leopoldo López gives Venezuela image of revolutionary who has it all

Leopoldo López clutched a bunch of white daisies as he climbed into the waiting police vehicle. A sea of protesters surrounded the Venezuelan politician and tried to snatch him from...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Without evidence "they must release him"

La Oficina de la Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos expresó hoy preocupación por la situación del opositor al gobierno venezolano, Leopoldo López, quien se encuentra detenido...

Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter repudiate the events that occurred during and after the peaceful demonstrations by student organizations on Feb. 12, 2014, in Venezuela.  The group laments...

Leopoldo López, the Charismatic Face of Venezuela's Opposition

With the Venezuelan tricolor flag draped around his suntanned neck, opposition leader Leopoldo López, 42, stood atop the statue of José Martí in the Chacaíto neighborhood of eastern Caracas, finishing...